Gone are the days that books are doomed to gather dust on lonely library shelves. These days books are to be both celebrated and sprinkled all over the house – from the kitchen to the coffee table!  Everywhere you look a lovely book is enticing people to open the pretty pages. We aren’t afraid to admit we’ve certainly buy books for their covers. So when you find a title that is just as inspiring and beautiful on the inside as it is out, it’s a total win win!

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So we’re rather jazzed to be over on the Anthropologie blog today sharing tips on how to style books in your home. After all, they are such a fun way to add personality to any surface. Think coffee table, nightstand, kitchen counter – even your beach bag! We’re also dishing on books we’re reading now and other fun book moments – like books on a bar cart {this vignette can’t be missed!}. So if you’re looking for more book recs to tide you over until fall, as well as some interesting ways to style them once you’re done reading, you’ll want to click here!

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But first, here’s a few novels, magazines, and even cookbooks on our never ending list of books to read this summer {or let’s be more realistic, fall!}:

> How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are
> The Girl On The Train
> Beautiful You
> The Gentlewoman
> Eat Drink Nap

Have you read any good books as of late? We’re always looking to add titles to our library!

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original photography for apartment 34 by emily scott / styling by bianca sotelo

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  1. I love this post! I love reading and I use my ipad a lot for that purpose these days. But nothing can replace having physical books around the home. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!